Lot 38
  • 38

A MONUMENTAL VICTORIAN PARCEL-GILT SILVER MOUNTED MIRROR-PLATEAU/CANDELABRUM, AND A SIX-LIGHT CANDELABRUM CENTREPIECE, EDWARD BARNARD & SONS, LONDON, 1850-53 |

Estimate
150,000 - 250,000 GBP
Sold
298,000 GBP
bidding is closed

Description

shaped oblong in two sections, the serpentine sides with moulded shell, scroll and rocaille borders, with cartouche and floral-garland angles, a seven-light candelabrum at each end, the foliate-scroll arms with detachable foliate sconces, a foliate support and cut-glass bowl beneath each, the sides of the plateau with four further foliate scroll supports with cut-glass bowls; the six-light candelabra formed of two detachable scrolling foliate branches each with three fruiting-vine rimmed sconces, the central detachable foliate scroll basket with pendant grape-vines and oval cut-glass bowl, two separate water-lilies each realistically chased, the main body with five detachable silver puttti holding grapes and wine cups, one proffering detachable grapes in a basket, the scroll column with grapes-vines, on a shaped foliate lozenge base with a detachable cartouche to each side, one with coat-of-arms, the other with presentation inscription: 'PRESENTED TO W H HORNBY, ESQ. J.O. BY THE OPERATIVES OF BLACKBURN IN TOKEN OF SINCERE ESTEEM FOR HIS ZEALOUS PROMOTION OF THE BEST INTERESTS OF HIS NATIVE TOWN, HIS GENEROUS SUPPORT OF USEFUL AND CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS AND PARTICULARLY AS THE WELL-TRIED FAITHFUL & CONSTANT FRIEND OF THE WORKING MAN, SEPT 8TH 1853'
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